Environment

“Hello darkness my old friend!”

The next “Noite com Morcegos”, aka “Evening with Bats” happens on 6 August, but there are other dates in the timetable that will give you this unique opportunity to enter a not-to-miss nocturnal adventure in the city’s parks and green spaces.

ClimateLaunchpad: Three Portuguese projects in the European final

The ClimateLaunchpad awarded winners will have the possibility to represent Portugal at the European final, scheduled for September 2021, and will also have access to a 4 month free incubation period at the UPTEC, to one thousand euros in engineering training with the Engineer Association of the Northern Region, as well as one thousand euros by Grosvenor Investments for training and capacity building in such areas as marketing, sustainability and impact. Winners will also be able to visit the So

Cats and dogs are not toys: a responsible adoption is just that, the responsibility to care for pets all year long

The Animal Assembly Centre (CROA - Centro de Recolha Oficial de Animais), located in the parish of Campanhã, in Porto, opened doors in April last year. Ever since, over 443 cats and dogs have found a home. In addition to raising awareness on the importance of a responsible adoption, the Centre also targets public awareness on an impulsive decision, as holidays are often periods when animals are abandoned.

Nocturnal trip for that thrilling feeling in the park

How about spending some free time getting to know bats better? The fourth out of the seven organised evenings to watch up close how these mammals live happens on 6 August at the Parque Oriental. This initiative marks the 30th anniversary of the years of the Agreement for the Conservation of Bats in Europe, under the Bonn Convention.

And now this… a do-it-yourself cosmetic for keeping a healthy skin while taking a bite at something sweet

Bring something different to these summer days: a considered and thoughtful homemade face cream that can also be a sweet that will add that special twist to your skin care (and pocket).

There is a new way to add life to old toys

The Project Replay is bringing old toys a new life. The aim is to turn old toys into new ones, by recycling end of life toys; this is not only a way of boosting plastic recycling, but also finding a way to resolve the 30 million problems caused by that amount of old toys that are disposed of every year, and turn into landfill sites or get incinerated because they are made of too many different materials.

This is a new take on night outings, if you are not afraid of the dark

Spending an evening with bats is not weird, instead it can be as mysterious as it sounds. The fourth out of the seven organised evenings to watch up close how these mammals live happens on 6 August at the Parque Oriental. This initiative marks the 30th anniversary of the years of the Agreement for the Conservation of Bats in Europe, under the Bonn Convention.

Environment education: the killer differences between bees and wasps

This episode of “De binóculos no sofá” by the environment team of Porto City Hall teaches how to prompt warning on the Asian hornet, also known as the Asian predatory wasp, as it raises concern as an invasive species in our country., namely in the ecosystem.

Blue Flag Programme is back to the beaches in Porto to raise awareness regarding biodiversity preservation

The Programme ‘Bandeira Azul 2021’ (Blue Flag 20-21) is back to the beaches in Porto, to raise children ‘awareness on the importance of “Recovering the Biodiversity”, by adopting environmentally safe and responsible behaviours. The sessions are targeted at children aged between 6 and 10 years old. The number of participant is limited due to the ongoing pandemic.

Night trip with our little friends the bats, in Porto’s green spaces. Apply here

Between the months of July and October, from Friday to Saturday, those interested in getting to know the lives and habits of these mammals, which are actually more manoeuvrable than birds, as they fly with their very long spread-out digits covered with a thin membrane. This will be an experience for the books. Entrance is free but application is mandatory.